a word or phrase used in metonymy, as a substitute for another
Origin of metonymback-formation ; from metonymy
A word used in metonymy.
Origin of metonymBack-formation from metonymy.
- A word that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object; a word used in metonymy.
- Calling the monarch "your majesty" is using a metonym.
Back-formation from metonymy.